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Chicago Ancestors

If you want to peer into Chicago's past, block-by-block, you should definitely give the Chicago Ancestors website a look. The site is a project of the Newberry Library and its goal is "to help genealogists and local historians discover and share historical information about Chicago." The funding for the project came from the Illinois State Library, which used funds provided by the Institute for...
Newberry Library: Curt Teich Digital Collection: National Parks

In late 2016, the Curt Teich Postcard Archives Collection (CTPAC) was transferred to the Newberry Library in Chicago from the Lake County Discovery Museum in Wauconda, Illinois where it had been housed since 1982. When CTPAC arrived at the Newberry Library it was estimated at 2.5 million items and over 500,000 unique postcard images. While the physical postcards and records of the Curt Teich...
Shakespeare and the Players

Shakespeare and the Players is an online exhibition that will appeal to Shakespeare fans as well as lovers of vintage postcards. This collection, developed by Emory University English professor Henry Rusche, features over 1,000 promotional postcards for Shakespearean plays performed in the United States and the United Kingdom during the late nineteenth and early twentieth centuries. New visitors...
World War I Postcards from the Bowman Gray Collection

The University of North Carolina's Rare Book Collection is home to the Bowman Grey Collection, which features hundreds of "war-themed cards produced in Great Britain, France, Italy, Germany, Russia, and the U.S. during World War One (1914-1918)." The collection includes postcards that feature war photographs, portraits of military officers, political cartoons, poetry, illustrations, and more. This...